Richard Poon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Poon.
Richard Poon
Richard Poon by Ronn Tan, April 2010.png
Background information
Born (1973-12-08) December 8, 1973 (age 43)
Metro Manila, Philippines
Genres Jazz, Standards
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels MCA Music (2007–2013)
Universal Records (2013–present)
Star Magic (2007–present)
Cornerstone Talent Management Center(present)
Associated acts U-Turn, ASAP Sessionistas

Richard Poon (born December 8, 1973) is a Chinese[1] singer-songwriter and TV personality in the Philippines. He is a former member of the band U-Turn.

Early life[edit]

Poon was born on December 8, 1973 in Makati City, Philippines. His parents, Robert Poon (from Hong Kong) and Eva Huang (from Taiwan), are of pure Chinese descent. He has a sister named Eva Marie.

Personal life[edit]

Richard Poon married Maricar Reyes on June 9, 2013 at the Bellevue Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.[2]


Poon signing autographs in Cebu, 2009.

As a musician, Poon has performed in various lounges and bars across Metro Manila with his four-piece band, as well as in weddings. He used to regularly perform at Eastwood Central Plaza.

As a recording artist, he is known for covering standards and classic pop songs, including Filipino songs. He has also written songs, including Lalala which was performed by Regine Velasquez and Piolo Pascual for the soundtrack of their movie Paano Kita Iibigin?

Poon cites Harry Connick, Michael Bublé and Jose Mari Chan as having influenced his singing style.[3][4]


Poon is one of the regular performers at the Sunday variety show ASAP (ABS-CBN channel 2), usually in the ASAP Sessionistas segment together with Sitti, Aiza Seguerra, Juris Fernandez, Duncan Ramos, Princess Velasco and Kean Cipriano.


In 2008, in his first year as a solo artist, Richard won prestigious back-to-back Awit Awards’ Best New Male Recording Artist and Aliw Awards Best Male Performer in Hotels, Bars and Music Lounges.

In 2009, Richard was awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Year by the 1st Radio Music Awards and bagged the 2009 Best Male Entertainer and Recording Artist by the Dangal Ng Bayan “Who’s Who in the Philippines”.

In 2010, Richard garnered the Aliw Awards Best Male Concert Performer.


with U-Turn[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Year Album details Certification
2007 I'll Take Care of You
  • Released: December 2007
  • Re-release: September 19, 2008 (Platinum Edition)[7]
  • Label: MCA
2009 For You
  • Released: March 29, 2009[8]
  • Label: MCA
  • PARI: Gold[9]
2010 I'll Be Seeing You
  • Released: October 2010[10]
  • Label: MCA
  • Gold
2012 The Crooner's Songbook: The Best of Richard Poon
  • Label: MCA
2013 Legends
2014 The Crooner Sings Bacharach

Christmas albums[edit]

  • Christmas With Richard Poon (2011)

Solo singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2007 "I'll Take Care of You" I'll Take Care of You
2008 "The Last Time"
"Moon River"
"Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko"
2009 "Kumot at Unan For You
"You and I"
"Kahit 'Di Mo Napapansin"
2010 "Panalangin" I'll Be Seeing You
2013 "Truly" Legends


  1. ^ "Who is RP? | RP". Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Details about Maricar Reyes-Richard Poon wedding". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  3. ^ "The swinging Mr. Poon". Myx. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Allende, Julia (10 November 2011). "Jose Mari Chan and Richard Poon will mount benefit concert on December 2". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "U-Turn - U-Turn", Titik Pilipino, Retrieved 2010-10-17
  6. ^ "By Request - U-Turn", Titik Pilipino, Retrieved 2010-10-17
  7. ^ "MCA releases Platinum Edition of Richard Poon's debut album",, Retrieved 2010-10-17
  8. ^ "Richard Poon releases sophomore album For You",, Retrieved 2010-10-17
  9. ^ "For You album reaches Gold by the PARI",, Retrieved 2010-10-17
  10. ^ "Richard Poon releases third album",, Retrieved 2010-11-06

External links[edit]